Building a Business Hours Step in Basic Agent
If you would like your calls handled differently during your regular business hours, your account will be programmed with a Business Hours step, allowing separate action for calls that come in during business hours vs. after hours. Often when this option is programmed, the client would like to have calls transferred to them during business hours, whereas after hours, or on days when the business is closed, a message may be taken. There may be alternate personnel to contact at different times of day. In addition, this may be used to reach certain on-call staff for service or emergent issues after hours.
Business Hours steps can be added at any point in the script. To add a Business Hours step after CallReason, select New Logic from the Next menu, and be sure to select a Profile, which will provide the business hours to govern our logic step. Then, click the Checkmark.
Select the path from the greeting step dropdown menu, and click the forward arrow.
Click the Message icon to begin programming the Business Hours step.
Select Business Hours as the Logic Type and click the Checkmark.
The Business Hours default options are Open and Closed. You will need to build out each option.
If messages are going to the same place regardless of time of day, the Profile selected prior to adding the Business Hours step will govern message delivery. If not, select a Profile for Open and Closed.
If you have already built out a path that you will be using for each logic option, select the numbered step from the Next menu. If not, set New Input as the Next step for both. Then, click the Checkmark to continue.
From the Business Hours dropdown, select Open, and click the forward arrow.
Build out each New Input that follows the Open path.
Once that path is built, click the backward arrow and return to the Business Hours step to build out the Closed path.
After you’ve built out all steps and reached the Closing, don’t forget to click Publish Changes.